Saturday, 3 September 2011

Bon Voyage

I've been in hospital today having my IV drip, and I'm feeling too sick at the moment to sleep, so I'm sat here trying not to think about the nausea but to concentrate on the Cas-ual Fridays challenge. It calls for us to get our inspiration from a book, and then use Black,White, and Read/Red!!

I love Murder Mystery/ Crime novels, so of course one of my favorite authors is Agatha Christie. So I chose Death on the Nile as my book ( I love the film too! )

I started with a white square card and stamped some script in red across the bottom as the Nile. I then cut a triangle in a piece of scrap paper and brayered over the hole in red ink, and then covered a section on the left side of the triangle and brayered over the hole a few more times. This leaves a shape like a pyramid, which I did a second time with a smaller triangle slightly behind, smaller, and paler than the first one. I then sponged across the bottoms of the pyramids to ground them. Next I stamped some grass and the sentiment in black ink, and unfortunately I made a few smudges so I stamped some fern leaves as a palm tree over them at the edge of the card. The placement of nearly every piece on this card would have been a nightmare if it was not for my Stamp-a-ma-jig!.

Anyway, smudges covered, here's the finished card

Recipe : Stamps = SU French Foliage (Nile), Inspired by Nature (grass), Organic Grace (Palm tree), and Woodware letters
Inks = Real Red and Basic Black 
Tools = Stamp-a-ma-jig and brayer
Card = from my stash

I'm going to bed now so hopefully I'll get some sleep.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my blog, and I hope to be back soon.


  1. Truly amazing card Bev:) Sandra H

  2. Hi Bev hope your feeling better and you got some sleep earlier on:) Sandra H

  3. OH, my gosh! I am an Agatha Christie freak! I own all of her mystery novels...and have read all but just about 2! FAB!

  4. You really were inspired Bev! It looks stunning and mysterious. Vx

  5. Wow what great depth you've created in your card! Very nice :)

  6. OH how fun! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. You poor thing. I'm sorry you are nauseous, but this card is such a great take on the book! You do amazing things when ill! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Awesome!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!


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